Teaching

Professors fight face-to-face spring teaching mandates

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Professors and graduate students urge caution on spring plans for in-person instruction.

Long-term online learning in pandemic may impact students' well-being

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

COVID-era experience strengthens faculty belief in value of online learning, institutions' support for them

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

Scholars on strike for racial justice

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Academics across the U.S. strike and teach for racial justice and an end to police violence against people of color.

Professor suspended for saying Chinese word that sounds like an English slur

Professor suspended for saying a Chinese word that sounds like a racial slur in English.

Professors plan to strike for racial justice

Professors are planning a work stoppage and virtual, public teach-in on police violence and racism next month.

Teaching this fall is not 'glorified Skype'

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Faculty members say they’re working harder than ever to meet students’ needs through remote instruction, even if critics of the model don’t know it.

Many colleges will return to normal grading this fall. But will the semester be 'normal'?

Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.

Challenges of the socially distanced classroom; Big Ten universities share online courses

Professors' experiment suggests the limits of on-campus, hybrid instruction this fall. Big Ten universities expand sharing of online courses.

Will virtual learning be better this fall? Will it be better enough?

As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave.

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